Possible Change To Off Peak Period

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imaximax1
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by imaximax1 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:25 pm

I would definately benifite from this, i do usually queue any downloads, however i do like to wake up in the morning and get something for the day, and this would let me sleep in :P

but seriously i would like this

ntesic
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by ntesic » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:28 pm

NO:

Please stop making these types of changes to our agreements.

I spent many hours comparing ISP's and now that I have made a commitment to EXETEL the terms seems to be changing on a regular basis.

Please honour your commitments and give the customers PEACE OF MIND that their service and agreement will remain as initially agreed.

NT

jazzyjames
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by jazzyjames » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:28 pm

I vote no. I find that as soon as off peak cuts in, my normal surfing (youtube, visiting web pages etc) can be significantly affected. I'm rarely up after midnight so this never affects me in the evening, but it's frustrating in the morning. If the offpeak ended at 2pm, it would cause even more annoyance.

Hippo240
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Hippo240 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:29 pm

Cant see a way that this will affect me either way. Cheers exetel for asking!

And to those that have said they will leave Exetel and find another ISP, good luck to ya!

karLos
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by karLos » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:29 pm

clearly a lot of people replying aren't reading anyone else's replies, as if they did they'd soon realise automated scheduling is your friend.

initially i didn't like the idea, but now i think it'll make almost no difference to me. i worry that it will mean early afternoon browsing will be slower as it will have to compete with late off peak downloaders, but experience has shown me exetel are a lot better placed to make these decisions. :)

Fantus001
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Fantus001 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:35 pm

:D I think that is a great idea! :D

moad
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by moad » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:36 pm

Personally i agree, I occasionally stay up to game past midnight and notice a big difference at midnight.

I schedule downloads to start at midnight and they finish by the time i wake up anyway, so the only impact on me is moving my scheduler around.

BRING IT ON!

saeed.torabi
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by saeed.torabi » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:37 pm

That would benefit me.

Mickle
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Mickle » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Personally I believe that a changeable timeslots, such as 12-12, 1-1 and 2-2 are feasable, as that would spread the throttle, and wouldn't be quite as bad to late night gamers, this would cater to a variety of users.

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Mag
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Mag » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:42 pm

Perhaps by allowing selectable bands from 11pm-11am and onwards in hourly jumps may suit more people, maybe as a monthly lock-in. That would certainly lower congestion periods by spreading it over 3 hrs or so.
I prefer it as it is but I'll take what's given to me.

thread
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by thread » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:43 pm

Sounds great to me, and for me.

Although, i can see how it would affect those who are home during the day.

tycannah
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by tycannah » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:44 pm

I am against any changes.
I am using VOIP and if the free download period extends furthur into the day when Peer to Peer is utilised to its fullest then it will really screw up with the quality of VOIP communications when its used primarily in the day. I dont want to hear about any QOS solutions for VOIP, since the Bandwidth is competing one way or the other and I am on a low ADSL speed.

Luxyboy
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Luxyboy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:45 pm

Just get rid of OFF and ON peak, make it flat download.
You pay for xGig why not be able to use xGig when you want it :?:
I am not one to be capped all the time but scheduling is just annoying, especially if you are nearing cap but need something down urgently but you have to wait so you don't get capped.

Maybe make the amounts and times dynamically switchable by users before the new month starts (not on the fly during a current billing cycle) if they wish to use it that way. Obviously there would need to be a disclaimer stating that it is for advanced users only. At least that way no one can complain about being capped if they control it themselves :idea:

Probably never happen but thought I would brain dump anyway :wink:

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MikeTurner
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by MikeTurner » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:50 pm

I dont care either way.

Whatever makes Exetel more profitable, or faster speeds for the majority, I'm happy with.

Mike.

Julan
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Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

Post by Julan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:51 pm

I agree with the majority of posts. Please move the off peak period to 2am to 2pm.

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